A substantial number of hours in the timetable, and ample opportunity after school, are dedicated to encouraging children to explore a wide range of creative pursuits. Time spent on music, drama, dance and painting, as well as on literary and scientific interests is time well spent. The pleasures in doing and the satisfaction of achievement not only tap students’ creativity and originality, but also encourage their concentration, patience, commitment and teamwork. Specialist teachers for these subjects, working in the areas designed for their activities, ensure that the pleasures and rewards of creative work complement academic study. The non-sporting activities offered by the School include pottery, clay-modelling, art & craft, woodwork, art animation, computer graphics, Indian dance, modern dance, western music (vocal and instrumental), Indian music (vocal and tabla), school newsletter projects, the scrabble, speech and drama, theatre, cookery, needlework and knitting, debating and quizzing.